olive-gapAnwar Al Ibrahem, Costas Gregoriou, Mohieddine Ksantini, Saleh Shdiefat, Belkassem Boulouha, Mohamed El-Kholy and Nicos Serafids | View Article
Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) is a production approach in which the sequential decisions taken by the producer during the production process on related issues such as what to grow, how to prepare the soil, what plant nutrients to use, how to control weeds, pests, diseases, how to harvests, how to sustain natural resources, protect the ecosystem, etc. With GAP, all such decisions become subject to an analysis of the implications of the choices taken with respect to: food safety, environment, social factors (e.g. labor) and the economics.